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Square's Cash App Reportedly Looking to Offer Stock Trading

Among many small business owners and patrons, Square is known for their point of sale interface and — before that — their card readers that allowed smartphones to become cash registers. While those are still cored products, the company has frequently expanded into other areas of FinTech. This includes their...

Dwolla Partners with Currencycloud to Enable International Payments

These days entrepreneurs are no longer limited to their own geographic regions. Instead the Internet makes it possible to sell to customers around the world. At the same time these transactions can be complicated due to differing currencies and payment platforms. That's why two FinTechs — Dwolla and Currencycloud —...

FinTech Giant Stripe Launches Stripe Capital

For years Stripe has been one of the largest names in FinTech. With a valuation of $22.5 billion, the payments company is more than a unicorn — it's a behemoth. However that doesn't mean it's done growing yet. This week the company announced it was expanding into small business lending...

SoFi Invest Adds Support For Crypto Trading

To the surprise of just about no one, the cryptocurrency ride continues to be a bit wild in 2019. Just this week or so the price of Bitcoin managed to fall below the important $10,000 level only to rebound a few days later. Nevertheless the growing popularity of crypto has...

Houston's Rice University Offering FinTech Boot Camp

With the FinTech industry continuing to expand, the sector seems poised to be a source of job growth for years to come. Just as coding has been billed as a future-ready skill, being versed in these financial technologies is also anticipated to be a benefit for workers. With that in...

XYPN FinTech Competition Announces Six Finalists

Next month, XY Planning Network will host its fourth annual FinTech Competitionn in St. Louis, Missouri. This year's event drew more than 30 applications from startups looking to improve financial services provided to Gen X and Millennial clients. Now XYPN is announcing that six of these companies have been selected...

Some Libra Backers Reportedly Spooked by Regulatory Scrutiny

Back in June, following months of rumors, Facebook officially unveiled plans for the cryptocurrency Libra. In that announcement it was revealed that, while Facebook was taking the lead on the project and would also be introducing the Calibra crypto wallet, there were several partners that had signed-up to support the...

Goldman Sachs, Citi, and JPMorgan Lead U.S. Banks in FinTech Investment

The question of whether FinTechs and banks are friends or foes has been a topic of debate for more than a decade now. Funny enough, the perception of animosity persists despite the two camps regularly partnering with each other. On top of that, several banks have taken to investing in...